PPL blog: Integrated Care – Guidance to Better Care Fund now available from the Local Government Association
The Local Government Association has now published its guidance on applying for funding from the £3.8bn Better Care Fund (formerly Integration Transformation Fund) announced by the Government in the June 2013 Spending Round. The Better Care Fund not only brings together NHS and Local Government resources, but also provides a real opportunity to improve services and value for money, protecting and improving social care services by shifting resources from acute services into community and preventative settings.
The Integrating Care team at PPL has contributed to the materials and is pleased to see them now available - including guidance, the planning template, background information about the fund and supporting information such as elements from the LGA and Integrating Care toolkit.
The full guidance can be found HERE.